Beijing Beats: Liars and Visionist at Dada, Hayze at Aurora, Violin Wielding DJ Mariana Bo at One Third

Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long and stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you'd rather forget come Monday. Check the weekend's full list of nightlife events here.

Wednesday, Apr 25

Be Stupid
Don't miss Dada’s weekly Wednesday house night. This week's edition includes Dada favourites Kaize, Shen Yue, Sunmeng (pictured) and many others. 10pm. Free. Dada

Thursday, Apr 26

Future Bass Artist K?D
By selling out venues across the states as a headliner, having his single “Lose Myself” chart on Billboard, and playing shows all over world, 20-year-old K?D has established himself as a force to be reckoned with and now comes to Dada to prove his mettle. 10pm. RMB 140. Dada

This Dutch producer and DJ has worked with a number of big names, including the likes of Dash Berlin. Expect an accessible EDM set with plenty of high-octane, danceable grooves. 10pm. Price TBD. One Third

Friday, Apr 27

Angus Andrew, frontman of Liars and only constant member, hits up Dada on Friday for a night of synth-punk, disco rock, cosmic techno, and pop from another world. You can also catch him (+band) at this weekend's Strawberry Music Festival. 10pm. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). Dada

Mariana Bo
Hailing from Mexico, she began her musical career as a violinist before branching out into electronic music. She incorporates both styles into her set, playing that classical instrument in between hitting the decks, which makes for a uniquely eye-catching performance that'll also have your hips shaking. 10pm. RMB 150. One Third

Saturday, Apr 28

Pancake Lee, Mario Yu, Trust, Peng, Loading
This Saturday Aurora party is outfitted with some of the capital's best local techno talents like Pancake Lee, Mario Yu, and more for a free party that'll go late into the night. 10pm. Free. Aurora

Adesse Versions
This rising UK house star's sound has been described as "raw" and "timeless," while fans in one promo praised his "rough cut and paste" sampling style. Despite those rough and tumble qualities, Adesse Versions' music is also balanced out with uplifting melodic moments, giving his sets a wide appeal. 10pm. Price TBA. Dada

Sunday, Apr 29

Chad Valley
British chillwave star Chad Valley will stop by Beijing ahead of the release of his new album, Imaginary Music. 10pm. Price TBA. Dada

In his native Malaysia, Hayze is a huge star. A 20-year veteran, his house hits have become a staple of the Southeast Asian nation's electronic scene. 10pm. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). Aurora

Holding by Mickey Zhang and Be Stupid! 
There’s something for everyone at Lantern this holiday Sunday as DJ Mickey Zhang takes over Lantern’s Room #1 for Holding, with support from Nigls, Aida, and Jackson Lee. Meanwhile, Room #2 gets silly with Sunmeng, Anton, Daodao, and Alex 8 from the Be Stupid! crew. 11pm. RMB 50. Lantern

Monday, Apr 30

Visionist (pictured at top) is a London-based experimental grime composer and producer. Having first dropped releases in 2011 via labels 92 Points and Left Blank, he would go on to appear on compilations such as Big Dada’s Grime 2.0 and Keysound Recording’s Allstars series. He's also been very outspoken about his struggles with mental health, making him an inspiring figure in the electronic music scene. Read more about that at The Fader. 10pm. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). Dada

Natural Flavor '90s Hip-Hop Night
Head to Natural Flavor's latest night of local hip-hop and classic hood music this Monday, featuring Da Great Deity Dah, Nasty Ray, Def Capone & Buckchild, and DJs 4tael and Kang Starr. 10pm. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). Aurora

Back2Basics Presents: Yan Cook
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, 1991, Yan Cook   was introduced to electronic music, more specifically techno, at the age of 16 and the rest is history. Having now performed alongside and collaborated with many of the most respected techno talents from around the globe, he has since honed a signature style that strikes a balance between heavy and smooth dancefloor techno with haunting atmospherics and striking basslines. Catch him work his magic on Monday. 11pm. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). Lantern

As always, you can see these and all this coming week's nightlife happenings via our Events page here.

Photos: Dubspot, courtesy of the venues